Adrienne Warren will comply with up Gina Prince-Bythewood’s “The Lady King” with one other woman-directed challenge. Deadline experiences that the Tony winner will return to the stage with the Broadway American premiere of “Room,” Emma Donoghue’s stage adaptation of her 2010 novel. Donoghue additionally tailored the guide right into a 2015 movie led by Brie Larson, who went on to win an Oscar for her efficiency.
“Room” facilities on Ma (Warren), a girl who was kidnapped as a teenage woman. She’s spent seven years locked up by her captor. Now a mom to a five-year-old son who has by no means skilled the skin world, Ma builds an imaginary world for him — and plots their escape.
That includes songs and music by Scottish songwriters Kathryn Joseph and Cora Bissett and directed by the latter, the present will open April 17 on the James Earl Jones Theatre, with previews starting on April 3 with the restricted engagement operating by September 17.
“‘Room’ involves Broadway following its critically acclaimed 2017 world premiere at Theatre Royal Stratford East, London, UK, and productions on the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Eire; the Nationwide Theatre of Scotland; the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario; and the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, Ontario,” the supply particulars.
“I’m really honored for the chance to return to Broadway in a challenge in contrast to something I’ve accomplished earlier than,” stated Warren. “There have been many causes I needed to hitch this group in telling this story, however most significantly, I needed to share this superbly human bond between a mom and her son. That is for all of the little Jacks on the market decided to carry on to their sense of pleasure and surprise and all of the Mas on the market doing their very best to reside, love, and defend by all of it.”
Warren received a Tony for “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.” She lately starred in ABC miniseries “Ladies of the Motion.”
Donoghue obtained an Oscar nomination for penning the screenplay for “Room.” Her guide has bought almost three million copies.